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For Your Consideration (FYC) Frequently Asked Questions

Programming

Q: What celebrities will be at X event? Will they show a full episode or just clips? Which episode? How long will the program run? Will there be a reception with food? Who's catering?
A: FYC Events are not hosted or programmed by the Television Academy. Check the invitation or event page here for all available details. Please note that panelists are subject to change.

Q: When is the X FYC Event going to be?
A: Please check the FYC Events page here to see all announced events. New events are added regularly through FYC season.

Concurrent Events

Q: There are two events I want to attend on the same night. Can I RSVP to both and decide later which one I want to attend?
A: Unfortunately, members will only be able to RSVP and attend one event per night. If you have RSVP'd to an event but wish to attend a different event on the same night, you must first cancel your initial RSVP before RSVPing to the other event. Be sure to check that the second event is still accepting RSVPs before cancelling your first reservation!

Invitations

Q: I'm not receiving email invitations!
A: To update your email preferences, login to the Member Dashboard, go to My Account, and then Preferences. Under "I would like to receive:" make sure Television Academy Emails is checked.

It is a good idea to add fyc‑events@televisionacademy.com and noreply@televisionacademy.com to your address book so that emails won't be filtered into your spam folder.

Check your spam folder and any email filters you may have set to make sure the FYC invitations stay in your inbox.

Q: Why did I receive my invitation later than another member?
A: Our email system is batched and randomized, which means that members may receive invitations at different times. You can always see the latest events available for RSVP here.

Q: I got the email invitation to an FYC event, and immediately tried to RSVP for it, but it was already sold out!
A: FYC event invitations are emailed to over 21,000 National Active members, but venues typically seat no more than 600. A waiting list is available for many of the FYC events; if seats become available, you will be notified by email as soon as possible.

Your interest is appreciated; we and your FYC hosts hope that you will be able to register successfully for future events.

Q: I received an invitation in the mail and the event was already sold out. Can I RSVP?
A: Email invitations are sent for every FYC event, but some events may choose to also send a postcard via USPS mail, which may arrive after the email invitation.

You can always see all announced events here.

If an event is sold out, you can request to be added to the waiting list. To make a request, go to the specific event page and click the Member RSVP link. Follow the directions there to be added to the waiting list.

DO NOT CALL to make waiting list requests - the only form of waiting list request that is monitored regularly is through the RSVP system.

RSVP

Q: I tried to RSVP to an FYC event, but the event page says it's sold out. Can I still attend the event?
A: If an event is sold out, you can request to be added to the waiting list.

To make a request, go to the specific event page and click the Member RSVP link. Follow the directions there to be added to the waiting list.

DO NOT CALL to make waiting list requests - the only form of waiting list request that is monitored regularly is through the RSVP system.

Q: I didn't RSVP to an event (or an event was sold out). If I just show up, will I be able to attend the event?
A: No, walk ups will not be accommodated, UNLESS noted on the specific event page here. Please DO NOT call regarding walk ups.

Q: I'm an Associate Member. Can I attend FYC events this year?
A: Inclusion of Associate Members for FYC events is solely at the discretion of the event producer. If you are an Associate Member and received an invitation to a specific event, you are welcome to RSVP and attend. If you think you may qualify for Active Membership, and are interested in upgrading, please review the Peer Group Requirements on the Membership section of the website, and apply to change the status of your existing membership.

Associate Members have been invited to attend FYC events in the past, but these events have become so popular in recent years that our partners holding the events have prioritized active "voting" members as their invitees. Most clients hold these events to promote their Emmy entries to voting members who are eligible to vote in the Emmy competition, and it is their decision whether or not to open the invitation to non-voting attendees.

Q: If I RSVP and can't make the event, can my friend attend in my place?
A: No, invitations are not transferable and they will be turned away at the door. The member must be present with a valid membership card for their guest to be admitted. Both member and guest need to be present in order to check in and enter the venue. If one is not present, the other will be required to wait until the full party has arrived.

Q: If I RSVP, am I guaranteed to get into the event? Can I reserve a specific seat?
A: Seating is first come, first served. Admittance is not guaranteed.

When events are hosted at studios or other venues, remember to allow plenty of time to go through security.

Parking

Q: Where do I park?
A: For events at the Saban Media Center, parking for FYC events is available in the parking structure adjacent to the Saban Media Center.

For events at other venues, please check the specific event page here or the email invitation for parking details.

Q: Is parking free?
A: For events at the Saban Media Center, complimentary parking for FYC events is provided for most events and is available in the parking structure adjacent to the Saban Media Center. There may be a charge for some events – please check the invitation or event page for detailed parking information.

For events at other venues, please check the specific event page here or the email invitation for parking details.

Event Participation

Q: I am a big fan of the featured show. After the presentation, can I get a photo of me with one of the stars? Can I bring memorabilia for them to autograph?
A: Please be mindful of the Television Academy's Code of Conduct when you attend an event. Participation of the presenters and panelists is at the discretion of the FYC event producer, not the Television Academy.

I have more questions not answered here.

Check our Frequently Asked Questions about the Television Academy, Membership, Online Voting, and the Viewing Platform.

updated 4.3.18